San Juan Highlights
The Puerto Rican capital is where Caribbean cool meets slick Americana, dancing to the beat of syncopated Latin rhythms and the glow of tropical sunsets. It's a colorful, diverse and culturally unique place, where hip, funky restaurants nestle next to 15th-century Spanish forts; sprawling concrete shopping malls encroach upon tropical rainforests; and glitzy casinos front some of the most stunning beaches in the Caribbean.
Outdoor enthusiasts can go hiking, diving or fishing, while history buffs will love sightseeing tours of Old San Juan's cobblestone streets and, on the south coast, Ponce, with its museums and Spanish colonial buildings. Ultimately though, a visit to San Juan is about sailing across the Caribbean to unwind on white-sand beaches by the crystal-clear sea.